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Genealogy

Genealogical Copy Services

Genealogical Copy Services


The SAR offers several copy and research options for those family historians and American history enthusiasts looking to complete their family trees. Copies of existing SAR applications and/or documentation can provide a great asset to completing your research.

The SAR does restrict fulfilling documentation requests if said documentation includes application copies and ancestor information of living SAR members to the following:

     • Members of the NSSAR, NSDAR and N.S.C.A.R.

     • Prospective members of the SAR may order copies through a Chapter or State-level Registrar or other SAR member assisting them with an SAR membership application.

The different types of document request are described below.


Record Copy


An SAR Record Copy is a verified official copy of an approved SAR membership application or supplemental application. Please use this service when the requested individual's name and/or the SAR member's national number is already known.

To recognize a Record Copy, please look for the signature of the Registrar General on the application, the registered date of membership, or the “Record Copy” stamp found on the copy.

There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee for a digital copy and a $15.00 non-refundable fee for a physical copy to be sent by mail or FAX.

Record Copy Request Form


Ancestor Search


The Ancestor Search is a search through the SAR membership records for a particular patriot ancestor. This search only includes those verified patriots available through the SAR’s membership records and does not include a lineage search.

Please note that with this request, individuals will receive the latest application filed on that particular patriot ancestor. If the request includes an SAR application for a specific child of a patriot ancestor, the SAR will send the latest application through that child if there is one available.

There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee for a digital copy and a $15.00 non-refundable fee for a physical copy to be sent by mail or FAX.

Ancestor Search Form


Document Search


A Document Search request will provide a copy of the documentation used to prove an SAR application lineage.

The request for documentation includes the first ten pages of the paperwork, while each additional page is billed at $0.50 per page. For a total count of pages available in a particular record email: recordcopy@sar.org

The SAR does have the following restrictions in regards to Document Search request:

     • Application from other lineage societies, contained in the SAR files, will be billed per the current SAR Record Copy fee in addition to the Document Search fee.

     • SAR cannot reproduce Vital Record documentation for living individuals.

     • Specific documents cannot be requested, charges reflect the entire content of the file less any Vital Records.

Please note that documentation of SAR applications prior to national number #114,000 or older may not exist in the SAR files.

When requesting a Document Search, a full name or SAR national number of the SAR member must be included for the file from which you are requesting copies. You must email recordcopy@sar.org​ for a page count prior to placing your request.

There is a $20.00 non-refundable fee for a mail or a FAX.

Document Request Form

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